A History of Smalley

Robert Mee


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £50 (plus expenses if more than 40 miles)
Category:
History
Updated:
3rd July 2019
Tagged:
Derbyshire

Smalley, a small village on the main road between Heanor and Derby, seems fairly unremarkable if you drive past. But it has a fascinating story to tell, from medieval times to modern opencasting.

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About Robert Mee

Robert Mee can present a number of illustrated talks for your group.

  • Robert is a qualified trainer and is on the Derbyshire Directory Speakers List;
  • he holds an M.A. in English Local History from the University of Leicester (2014);
  • has conducted several research projects based around the Heanor area and along the Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire border;
  • writes for local magazines and newsletters, as well as managing the website for the Heanor & District Local History Society; and
  • has written two books on the Heanor/Langley Mill area.

Although Robert has an academic background, his talks are firmly aimed at a non-academic audience. And many of his talks cover a much wider geographic area than his main interests suggest.

All presentations are fully illustrated. They normally last from 50 to 90 minutes, but can be adjusted to suit your needs. Robert is often available at short-notice, if, for example, a speaker cancels. I bring everything I need, though if you do have a screen (or suitable wall) for me to project onto it will save me trying to fit my screen into my rather small car! Online talks, e.g. by Zoom, can be given, but the group organisers will need to facilitate the web session.

Fees are £50, plus expenses if over 40 miles (return from West Hallam) involved.


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